Christian Dior Gives Its Fragrances An Toile de Jouy Makeover

A legacy of Christian Dior’s passion for 18th century refinement, Toile de Jouy is a major theme in the Maison’s universe. This cotton fabric with rural motifs has remained a key design code, inspiring a number of designers up until now, with Maria Grazia Chiuri successfully giving it a modern take in her collections. The Dior Toile de Jouy has come a long way.

Following the updated version of its Forever Diormania Couture Cuhion, the French Maison has now introduced a limited collection of its fragrances. Four of the most popular scents are dressed in the Maison’s iconic ‘Toile de Jouy’ packaging – the perfect addition to your 2021 perfume lineup.

Christian Dior Lucky

Created to be a good luck charm, Lucky is the fragrance of good luck, echoing the history between the house of Dior and Lily-of-the-Valley. Lucky is a fragrance that plays with its white flowers and Lily-of-the-Valley notes for a subtle discovery of its scent.

Light. Behind the freshness of white flowers, the fragrance Lucky offers a glimpse of the delicate notes of Lily-of-the-Valley.

Lucky is a fragrance good luck charm, like a scented lucky star, the olfactory signature of luck. The white purity of flowers, the wet green of the Lily-of-the Valley accords. Floral. Lucky is a delicate fragrance composed with an abundance of Lily-of-the-Valley and white flower notes.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Lucky fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside a body cream, hand wash and soap bar in the same scent.

Christian Dior Holy Peony

Holy Peony is the fragrance that personifies the peony blossom, often immortalized by the greatest artists as a symbol of beauty. This Maison Christian Dior fragrance interprets the olfactory translation of the plump and generous beauty of this sacred flower. Holy Peony is a fragrance draped in the lightest of cloaks: Rose woven with Lily of the Valley, sparkling notes of Strawberry and Raspberry, as well as Woods and Musks that give it an amber charm.

Holy Peony is a fragrance that strikes a balance between softness and fruity vivacity.

Holy Peony is an olfactory ‘trompe-l’œil’. The peony is not easily cajoled: the fleeting beauty of the flower had to be imagined and tamed to capture it in a fragrance. Red, the scarlet velvet that blankets the corolla of the peony blossom, the olfactory image of its bright crimson petals. Floral. Holy Peony is a floral portrait of the peony, which plays on its seductive fullness and botanical freshness.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Holy Peonie fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside a ‘Thé Osmanthus’ candle and ‘Rose Ispahan’ hand wash.

Christian Dior Gris Dior

Gris Dior is a signature fragrance that is now more than ever closely tied to the history of Dior Couture. The fragrance is the olfactory expression of the Dior gray, the now-iconic colour Christian Dior loved to celebrate: the couture gray, the sentimental gray of the couturier’s family home in Granville, Normandy, and the pearl gray of the shopfront on Avenue Montaigne.

Gris Dior is an intense fragrance that makes a strong, recognizable statement, always with elegance, and leaves a compelling trail.

Multi-faceted, Gris Dior is a subtle and elegant olfactory signature. An elegant fragrance that uninhibitedly combines heritage with a modern twist. Like the colour gray, the fragrance Gris Dior cannot be broken down into its component parts. It is an indivisible mix, the seamless reading of a chypre.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Gris Dior fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside with a ’30 Montaigne’ candle and ‘Néroli Imperial’ soap bar.

Christian Dior Oud Ispahan

Oud Ispahan elegantly embraces an oriental identity: it is the olfactory translation of an Oriental palace, where shimmering hues meld with intoxicating scents to become one. Sophisticated charm and a traveler’s soul influence the powerful character and accents of Oud Ispahan. It is an uncompromising fragrance that highlights its woody force with the spicy, decisive character of Damascus Rose.

Oud Ispahan is an intense fragrance that cannot be forgotten.

Oud Ispahan is a fragrance that arouses curiosity and invites you on an olfactory journey with its oriental soul tinged with a floral softness. The ochre hue of the Oriental palace that inspired the fragrance and the intense red of the Damascus Rose. Oud-floral. It is the member of the Maison Christian Dior family of precious Ouds with a floral signature. A captivating fragrance that gives this olfactory evocation of the Orient a powerful identity, based on an Oud accord adorned with the softness of Rose.

The Toile de Jouy limited edition of the Oud Ispahan fragrance features a case with a Dior couture-inspired print. Limited edition available only for the 125 ml and 250 ml flacons. The 125 ml product also arrives in a set alongside with an ‘Encens Mystique’ candle.

The Christian Dior Toile de Jouy Collection is available at Christian Dior Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Aesop Sensory Chronicles Gift Sets

Each year, Aesop unveils its gift sets that I am always a huge fan of. Themed around ‘Sensory Chronicles’, the 2020-2021 sets are inspired by the power of imagination with a forgotten work of literature included in each gift set. As well as the literature, the sets contain a range of stand-out Aesop products.

Take a look at the sets below, that are all housed in a biodegradable case which is produced from 100 percent recycled material.

Aesop Chance Companion Set

Aesop’s ‘Chance Companion’ set includes two full-size bottles of the brand’s best-selling hand and body products, making it the perfect gift for fans of the label. It comes in a recycled paper pulp presentation box that’s printed with a QR code – scan it to hear short stories by the modernist writer Katherine Mansfield.

Aesop The Lore Collector Set

Aesop’s ‘The Lore Collector’ set is all about nourishing your body as well as your mind. It includes four soothing staples to help skin remain hydrated and supple. Plus, if you scan the QR code on the recycled pulp packaging, you’ll hear a relaxing audiobook with tales from folklorist Lafcadio Hearn.

Aesop Seasoned Wayfarer Set

Aesop’s ‘Seasoned Wayfarer’ set is a thoughtful gift for those who love hosting. It includes three aromatic products for the home, all packaged inside a recycled paper pulp presentation box printed with a QR code – scan it with a phone to unlock a range of audio stories by Nobel Prize-winning writer Rabindranath Tagore.

Aesop The Metaphysical Voyager Set

With Aesop’s ‘The Metaphysical Voyager’ set, you can enjoy skin-friendly benefits and some magical storytelling as well. You’ll find a scannable QR code on the recycled pulp packaging that reveals an audiobook version of the Brazilian author Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis‘ The Delirium and other stories.

Aesop The Ardent Nomad Set

Each skincare product in Aesop’s ‘The Ardent Nomad’ set is infused with Parsley Seed, an antioxidant-rich extract that promotes a calm, supple complexion. It’s boxed in recycled pulp packaging – scan the QR code to hear audio samples from the diary entries of legendary explorer Isabelle Eberhardt for an inspirational way to start the day.

The 2020 gift kits are available via the Aesop web store on from now until October 31, 2021. Come into the beautiful world of Aesop.

Guerlain, give the gift of savoir-faire

Bloom a wish with Guerlain’s unique savoir-faire this Christmas. Give the gift of savoir-faire this winter with a visit to the Guerlain boutique at 68 Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris.

From luxurious gift sets and iconic Guerlain creations to custom-made Bee Bottles, complete with personalised message.

Guided by the Golden Bee, symbol of the Maison, French Maison Guerlain invites you on a magical journey across Paris this winter. Sumptuously decorated for the holidays, Guerlain’s iconic flagship store is home to exclusive limited-edition gift sets, a personalised engraving service and unique fragrance atelier, helping visitors craft their unique creation with one of French Maison’s iconic fragrances. A luxurious homage to the festive season.

Uncover a selection of festive treasures online and in their Parisian boutiques, come into the beautiful and magical world of Guerlain.

Chanel Bedtime Routine

Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person’s overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration. Chanel has some amazing products for a luxurious bedtime routine. Indulge in this caring and perfuming ritual for the face and body to wake up relaxed and glowing.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Repair Mask

Hydrating is the key for a beautiful skin. While relaxing in the evening, I recommend to use this multi-use hydrating comforting face mask formulated with camellia wax to help lock in moisture, and panthenol, a moisturizing ingredient that protects the skin. The ultra-rich texture provides instant comfort while protecting the skin barrier. It has a leave-on formula, for all skin types.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Repair Mask comes in a 50ml package.

Chanel Le Lift Crème de Nuit

Once the mask is kind of absorbed, this smoothing and firming night cream for face and neck will do the rest. It has botanical alfalfa concentrate which is as efficient as retinol but very gentle on the skin. The dual-action Neuractif Night Complex gives skin a renewed look.

Chanel Le Lift Crème de Nuit comes in a 50ml package.

Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait de Nuit

If you want to indulge in pure luxury, this high-power skincare is the thing for you. A regenerating and restoring night concentrate that helps skin reconnect to its natural restoring cycle. This incredibly sensorial, highly concentrated serum contains naturally derived chronopeptide, plus Vanilla Planifolia and neroli fermented elixirs complex for ultimate power. Upon awaking, skin looks rested and radiant. Night after night, the complexion appears restored and strengthened.

Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait de Nuit comes in a 40ml package.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée Eau Pour La Nuit

For the first time, Olivier Polge has imagined a night fragrance. Composed around a delicate accord of jasmine absolute and rose petal notes, L’Eau Privée exalts the most sensual and softest musk notes of the Coco Mademoiselle fragrance. It’s the ultimate touch before night falls.

With L’Eau Privée, I wanted to create a light and delicate version of Coco Mademoiselle, imagining a night fragrance like a soft and sensual veil.

Olivier Polge, Chanel Perfumer

You would love to apply it on your pulse points, where the skin is warmest: ‘the place where you would be kissed’, on the wrists, behind the ears, in the dip of the décolleté or at the nape of the neck, or even to scent the hair. Screen icon Marilyn Monroe famously said in an interview in 1952 that she wore ‘five drops of Chanel No. 5’and nothing else in bed. I am going to say, I only wear a spritz of L’Eau Privée. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée Eau Pour La Nuit is available in a 50 and 100ml flacon.

Chanel fragrances and skincare products are available at selected stores worldwide, and online. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.

Louis Vuitton Launches Ultra-Luxe Perfume Customization Service

French Maison Louis Vuitton perpetuates the Art of Personalization and launches its bespoke Haute Perfumery service with Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A unique creation, conceived and made in Grasse.

It all started in Jacques Cavallier Belletrud’s creative atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse, the cradle of perfumery and leatherworking trades. Since 2012, this is where the Master Perfumer has conceived his most beautiful olfactive propositions for the Maison. Now, he is opening his workshop to bespoke perfumery, for unique and personalized creations made upon request, in the tradition of the special orders that have been rooted deeply in the Louis Vuitton DNA since 1854.

I wanted to offer our clients the possibility of wearing a unique fragrance, made in my creative workshop. To me, this bespoke Haute Perfumery service represents the essence of the Maison, because ultra-personalization has always been at the heart of Louis Vuitton.

Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Louis Vuitton master perfumer

The objective of this unique and privileged moment is to create the client’s olfactory portrait. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud inquires as to tastes, memories, and lifestyle as well as typical perfume habits. In the process, a genuine, intimate collaboration takes shape between client and Master Perfumer. After this exceptional and emotionally rich consultation, the Master Perfumer begins composing a scent and develops several formulas in his atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse. 

To do so, he selects from among the most exclusive raw materials he has sourced in the four corners of the globe, in order to create the fragrance trail that best corresponds to its client’s personality. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud can then calibrate each olfactory nuance down to the tiniest details to offer a resolutely made-to- measure composition.

An exceptional showcase:

It takes several months to finalize a fragrance formula. The perfume is then composed by hand at the Atelier d’Art, a new space dedicated to bespoke perfumes in the heart of Les Fontaines Parfumées. In the meantime, the trunk in which the perfume will be presented is specially crafted in Asnières, Louis Vuitton’s historic workshop and the cradle for all of its special orders. This unique and personalizable trunk holds four 100ml flacons, three 200ml flaconss, a 100ml travel case, a travel spray, plus 16 refills.

A sustainable service:

As with all of the Maison’s perfumes, made-to-measure Haute Perfumery benefits from a refill service upon request, which is available in all Louis Vuitton stores carrying perfume fountains. Each unique formula will be forever inscribed in the Louis Vuitton archives at Les Fontaines Parfumées so that the client’s olfactory signature may be perpetuated.

Special orders: Historic savoir-faire:

Since its founding, the French Maison has accompanied clients in their quest for rare and exceptional products and perpetuated the Art of Personalization, a tradition inscribed in the trunk-maker’s DNA since 1854. In 1859, the House opened its workshop in Asnières, just outside Paris. To this day, trunks and special orders are crafted there by highly qualified artisans for travellers the world over. The emblematic Desk-Trunk for the renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski and the Tea Service Trunk for the Maharaja of Baroda were made here. More recently, the Maison’s historic workshop crafted cases for transporting the world’s most prestigious sports trophies, including those for the FIFA, the French Open, and the NBA, as well as Sneaker and Vanity Trunks – contemporary versions of the cosmetic cases of the 1920s.

Louis Vuitton’s Haute Perfumery customized perfume service begins at €60,000 EUR (approximately $72,690 USD). Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

Maison Henry Jacques presents a resplendent Renaissance collection

French Maison Henry Jacques perfumes manifest the very soul of our Maison’s founder, Henry Cremona, a world traveller who drew on his childhood, wanderlust and dreams of faraway lands to feed his deep passion for fragrance. From his encounter with one of the last great noses of the old French Perfume tradition, a perfume house was born, steeped in the family’s culture, a taste for absolute refinement, and an obsession with rarity and perfection.

A family affair, a love affair… Parfums Henry Jacques embodies nearly half a century of excellence and creativity at the service of Great Perfumery.

The Maison instinctively found its place in the universe of the discerning few and, for decades, their atelier was dedicated solely to the creation of bespoke fragrances. They discreetly worked in the shadows to satisfy the wishes of their clients. Each request was a new perfume, each one creating a new memory, reawakening a lost emotion. Within the rich artistic sphere surrounding the family, the number of creations grew with every passing year.

After long and thoughtful preparation, Henry Jacques recently opened its realm to the public, through a handful of distinguished locations around the world, each custom-designed to showcase our singular collections.

Every art has its quintessence, a form in which it cannot be better expressed or more enchanting, cannot have a greater hold over one’s heart. For Henry Jacques, this is the art of perfumery; the creation of fragrances that reflect the many facets of our souls and shape the way we will be remembered.

Perfume, being so delicate, needs to be treated with the noblest care. Thus, since the beginning, Henry Jacques has been on a quest for flacons worthy of holding the precious essences. Just as the most beautiful dress is worthy of a beautiful woman.

This complex craft of matching crystal and fragrances has become intrinsic to Henry Jacques’s work, giving birth to what we believe is a true form of art: the conception of masterpieces – fragrances that are completed by the beautiful vessels that hold them.

Todat French ‘Haute Parfumerie’ Maison Henry Jacques presents the Renaissance Collection, an exclusive assemblage of rare and aromatic scents housed in striking crystal flacons. The latest gold-covered collection falls under the umbrella of Henry Jacques’ most exclusive collections, Masterpieces.

The gem-encrusted flacons are the concepts of creative director Christophe Tollemer. An expert Parisian goldsmith who was also enlisted to bring the vision into reality. A renewed variation of the Jewellery collection, the Renaissance collection introduces novel couture scents that reflect the magnificence of the hand-blown crystal flacons and respective embedded stones.

Taking inspiration from Renaissance paintings, the intricate gold meshwork evokes aristocratic classicism. Available in a range of five flacon varieties, two flacons feature golden lines overlapping along the crystal curves and accentuated by brown or white diamonds. The three remaining Renaissance flacons boast detailed lacework, set with pink rubellite tourmaline or yellow citrine gemstones.

Henry Jacques is all about perfume; fragrances that mirror the many nuances of the soul and shape the way we will be remembered. As a result, only the most precious and exclusive ingredients from around the world give life to the rich perfumes housed in these decadent artefacts. Offered in two sizes, 60ml and 150ml, each flacon houses a unique scent. Without a doubt, the limited-edition Renaissance collection is a dream come true for those with a passion for Haute Parfumerie.

Each Masterpiece is a story, an olfactory portrait, the mystical interdependence of fragrance and flacon adding an exquisite emotional dimension.

The Henry Jacques Renaissance Collection is available at Henry Jacques boutique’s (Paris, London – Harrods, Doha, Dubaï, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore) and online. Come into the beautiful world of Henry Jacques.

Guerlain Living Heritage Company

For over 190 years French Maison Guerlain has explored, innovated and perfected in Fragrances, Skincare and Makeup. Their teams are inspired by creativity, bold initiative and a culture of “why not?”. They are Explorers by Nature who preserve, develop and transmit their unique heritage.

At Guerlain, they’re immensely proud of their French heritage. The Maison has remained committed to ensuring that its unique savoir-faire remains alive and well in the hands of its artisans ever since they opened their first factory on Paris’ Place de L’Étoile in 1828.

The Maison’s proudly ‘Made in France’ approach when it comes to designing and manufacturing its iconic products has been recognized on several occasions with the attribution of the ‘Entreprise du Patrimoine vivant’ (Living Heritage Company) label, which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year. Awarded by the French Ministry of the Economy, the EPV label is valid for a period of five years.

Guerlain’s unique heritage includes unique know-how, such as the production of their iconic Météorites pearls (mastered by only five people worldwide) at their Chartres site, as well the traditional craftsmanship of their timeless ‘Bee’ flacon carried out by their Dames de Table at their Orphin site (near Rambouillet).

Guerlain products are available at Guerlain Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Guerlain.

Anagram Guess Bella Vita

Guess is an American clothing brand and retailer. In addition to clothing for both men and women, Guess markets other fashion accessories such as bags, shoes, jewelry, watches, and perfume. In 2005, Guess launched its first perfume Guess for Women in the spring of 2005. One year later, in the spring of 2006 Guess introduced the Guess for Men. Since then, many followed.

Now the American fashion brand presents a new pillar perfume for women, called Bella Vita (Beautiful Life). The novelty is announced as an elegant and luxurious scent for a glamorous Guess girl. It involves a return to Guess’s roots – the vibes of Southern California and the Mediterranean. 

Ensconce yourself in a fruity floral orient, it features top notes of black cherry, tuberose and tonka bean, an irresistible scent that awakens the hypnotic luscious heart.

Bella Vita Eau de Parfum is the new fragrance for Women, that plays in the sexy and time less qualities of the Guess woman. The press-release says: “Designed like a shot of adrenalin, this perfume instils confidence, elegance, sensuality and femininity at the same time”.

Guess Bella Vita is a floral-fruity composition made to emphasize ‘the allure of personality’ of the ones who wear it. It opens with vivid and fresh notes of Italian lemon, juicy black currant, and black cherry. The velvety white floral heart is made of jasmine, tuberose, and vanilla orchid. A warm blend of amberwood, tonka, praline, and musk creates the sweet base of the perfume.

Russian fashion model Julia Logacheva and Italian model, DJ and musical artist Andrea Damante are featured in the ad campaign, directed by Stefano Lari.

The Guess Bella Vita packaging design draws inspiration from the brand’s fashion heritage. The flacon and the carton bear the iconic brand’s peony medallion in the centre, while transparent glass reveals the warm, rich colour of the fragrance. But…..

I copied Gucci, now I copy Versace and Boadicea!

Who’s going to like Guess’s Bella Vita? La Vie est Belle, Dolce Vita, Voce Viva, Bella Vita…. All anagrams? With a flacon similar to Boadicea and the logo similar to the one on Versace Eros Pour Femme, this one looks like a dupe. Guess has always been brand of questionable taste and this looks like a downmarket attempt to imitate the Versace aesthetic. Not enough we recycle music from the 80’s and fashion from the 90’s. Now this! ‘Casually glances at calendar’, its about three decades too late.

Guess Bella Vita is available as 30, and 100ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Guess.

Precious Serge Lutens Tarab

The Serge Lutens Flacons de Table collection gets a new limited-edition. It’s named Tareb and is available exclusively at Harrods from November 20 on, announced as ‘a golden lustre to outplay the contrast between light and shadow’.

The character of the Serge Lutens Tarab Eau de Parfum is best explained by discovering the meaning behind its name. In Arabic, ‘Tarab’ refers to a trance-like state in which the body is lost in dance, the senses heightened by music which seems to take flight. This evocative feeling is translated into fragrance form via sensual notes of Turkish rose, Cambodian oud and cypriol.

Tareb represents an interpretation of a 300-year-old perfume from India called ‘Shamama’, as well as Serge Lutens’ version of the combination of agar wood and rose. Woods, resins, smoky notes and the unique scent of candied fruit form this aroma which contains the official notes of oud from Cambodia, Turkish rose and cypriol. The additions of cedar, pine needles and patchouli highlight different silhouettes of roses.

Note the luxurious golden flacon, complete with a curvaceous design and apothecary stopper, which reflects the golden glow that changes with light, and in a wooden box in a North African style.

Serge Lutens Tarab is available as 75ml Eau de Parfum exclusively at Harrods. Come into the beautiful worlds of Serge Lutens and Harrods.

Guerlain’s Bee Garden

French Maison Guerlain’s iconique boutique at Place Vendôme steps into fall with this season’s breathtaking Bee Garden.

The Bee Garden is a tribute to the Maison’s historic relationship with the bee, inspired by the changing seasons of the natural world – the inspiration for many of Guerlain’s most iconic creations, from Abeille Royale to Aqua Allegoria. In addition to its place as the symbol of Guerlain, the bee plays a key role in shaping the Maison’s sustainability commitments.

Visitors can discover the Maison’s latest collections, attend exclusive masterclasses and personalise Guerlain’s Flacon aux Abeilles with an personalised engraved message ahead of the holiday season.

Uncover a selection of festive treasures online and in their Parisian boutiques, come into the beautiful and magical world of Guerlain.